Juneteenth Celebration Showcases ‘Black Montgomery County In Its Authentic Self’

On Saturday, the local community gathered for Montgomery County’s 25th Juneteenth celebration.

“Today you’re going to see, then, Black Montgomery County in its authentic self,” said Jim Stowe, director of the county’s Office of Human Rights, during the event at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown.

Juneteenth, which is June 19, commemorates the emancipation of all enslaved people in the U.S. It marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Texas were declared free more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.

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